In Sight

A photographic journal (mostly) around lower Fairfield County

An encounter with kindness


You know that quote about relying on the kindness of strangers? That was me yesterday.Near the end of my hunt for weather photos, I came upon a woman trudging through the snow. Barbara Oster was getting a shovel so she could clear a path for her 97 year old mother. I wanted the picture. And I was so sure my SUV could handle the deep, unplowed snow on her down-hill driveway, I pulled in to get my shots. Finished, I went back to my car and found myself hopelessly stuck. Wheels spinning, rubber burning – under the snow, a think layer of ice. It was awful. Then, a truck stopped. A Good Samaritan offered to help. He shoveled. Threw dirt. And drove my car on to the road. He insisted he didn’t want money- said something about paying it forward. I shoved all the money in my wallet into his hands as he protested. (not much, I never have much!) . On a cold day, I found warmth in a kind heart.

Categories: General
Carol Kaliff

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